I've been reading forums and installation instructions for hours now this morning. I cannot waste anymore time, so I must post. And it seems that the USB issue with XP ("The player appears to no longer be connected") has never been resolved. Maybe I haven't been hitting the right forum. But I so recently upgraded from successful use sync-ing on WIN98 to the compatibility nightmare of XP. I am using the RIOXDRV, and it is NOT a fix for XP compatibility. Again, the problem is when I start emplode and I am connected via USB. And after years of searching..... emplode finally displays a "grayed" out icon of the player, and when I click on it, it tells me this very message "The player appears to no longer be connected" ...........Help????
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